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Thursday, October 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Kerns, Fennessy still leading in close races

All four candidates involved in close races in Spokane County picked up more votes in Wednesday’s second count of ballots, but no one was able to make enough of a gain to change the outcome.

On election night Republican Josh Kerns had 52 percent of the vote in the race against Democrat Candace Mumm for Spokane County Commissioner District 1. On Wednesday that percentage nudged up to almost 53 percent. Mumm gave a concession speach on election night, but said she still had a small chance to pick up enough votes to win.

Spokane County Superior Court Judge Greg Sypolt is still trailing challenger Tim Fennessy. On election night Fennessey had 66,438 votes, which was 54 percent of the vote. On Wednesday his vote total went up to 75,146, which is still nearly 54 percent of the new ballot count.

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